Looks like a great unit. Did you have any issues with it rusting? I’m from Canada so not sure how it would last with our winters here.I currently have the OKJ Highland Offset smoker and I really like it. I did several mods to it but it works great. You are going to need to seal up the smoker with gaskets and high temp sealer as i out of box it leaks smoke and it is much easer to do it when assembling it. The rest of tee mods we options that I wanted. I think you will like it.
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The firebox started to rust after a few uses but that is just because of how it is made and everyone seems to have that issue. I have high temp paint just have not gotten around to repainting it. The rest seems to be holding up fine. I live in Chicago and we have some bad winters as well. I do have a cover for it and it sits under a roof so it is not totally exposed to the elements.Looks like a great unit. Did you have any issues with it rusting? I’m from Canada so not sure how it would last with our winters here.
Yeah unfortunately they told me they wouldn’t ship to Canada. I’d have to ship to the border and go pick it up. Upgrading to the 20” would be over $1000 all considering so not sure if it’s worth it vs. The 16”. I think I could do 2 briskets on the 16”, probably 3-4 on the 20” but rarely would I do more than 2 and I have an electric masterbuilt as well. Not sure if the $1000+ upgrade would be worth it? Do you think the 16” horizon won’t hold heat?If you have the cash, horizon i think will ship to Canada. go with a 20" and pay the money and feel the pain once or save the money and feel the pain every time you use the smoker. OKJ can produce great food but with a smoker like a horizon you don't have to make a lot of modifications and once you get into the higher quality equipment you do not want to go with anything else. I wish you well getting a new smoker!
Thanks. I’ve looked at a yoder but they sell pellet grills into Canada mainly. I got a quote to get a offset from one of their sellers and it was about 3k. So the 16” horizon is $1,300.. for me to get a 20” horizon would be $2,300 and the yoder is $3,000.You might find a Yoder you like. They have dealers in Canada. Yoders are probably equal to or better than Horizons and either is better than a new OKJ.
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